Ottawa Citizen 3 July 1979|
Two Ottawa residents escaped serious injury Saturday morning when their car smashed into a passing CN passenger train on Greenbank Road.
Nepean police said James Mellane, 25, of 2695 Hickson Cres., hit the battery box of the sleeping compartment and this stopped the car from going under the train.
"Hitting where he did probably saved his life," said a Nepean police officer, who refused to release the name of the 18-year-old female passenger with Mellane.
Mellane was treated and released in hospital.